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Fairer Future Global Scholarship

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50% tuition fee scholarship

Study type
Undergraduate

Eligibility
International undergraduate students

About this award

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for over 90 years. Our Strategy 2030 shows that as an institution we are motivated by society’s challenges and inspired by the power of our global community; we are shaping a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future. This ambition is the reason behind the Fairer Future Global Scholarships for international students embarking on an undergraduate programme starting in September 2023.

We are committed to supporting these change makers who will be contributing to shaping this future for us all. These scholarships are here to support international students who are committed to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as part of our academic community at the University of Hull.

At the University of Hull, shaping a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future is at the core of everything we do. We have highlighted the programmes that have this mission at their heart, and you can see which courses are part of this scholarship below.

Award

  • 50% tuition fee scholarship for all years of your undergraduate study at the University of Hull for 17 successful applicants

Duration of Award

For the full duration of undergraduate study up to the maximum of 3 years.

Eligible courses

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Dr Darren Mundy

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

"Our students benefit from pioneering courses and cutting edge facilities. I welcome Fairer Future Global Scholarships candidates to drive positive change and shine a light on the world around us."

Quality educationGender equalityDecent work and economic growthPeace, justice and strong institutions

Undergraduate Criminology and Education students can expect to understand and uphold these Sustainable Development Goals when studying at the University of Hull.

The Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education have a strong history of supporting these four Sustainable Development Goals through ongoing research and innovation. By integrating these goals into their everyday work, the Faculty understand that the need for gender equality worldwide can only be achieved by providing quality education for all; and in order to achieve decent work and economic growth, there must be peace, justice and strong institutions. Studying a Criminology or Education degree with Hull will enable students to interpret these principles and contribute to their impact.

BA Criminology

Criminology is the study of crime and of society’s response to crime. Although a discipline that focuses on a specific social phenomenon, it is global and multidisciplinary in nature. Graduate Criminologists are uniquely positioned to address contemporary challenges including justice, fairness, and environmental change or harm, by bringing to bear a wide array of inter and multi-disciplinary, innovative and evolving approaches, tools, and techniques. Our programmes are designed to help students identify the multiple causes of issues such as injustice, inequality and discrimination and to think about how these can be transformed.

A Criminology graduate from the University of Hull is critically engaged, empathetic, empowered and solution-oriented and one who is ready to contribute to creating a brighter future for themselves, and a fairer and sustainable future for local, national, and global communities.

BA Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and sociology are a logical and valuable combination of disciplines – crime happens in social contexts and Sociology helps us to understand these contacts. Although a discipline that focuses on a specific social phenomenon, it is global and multidisciplinary in nature. Graduate Criminologists and Sociologists are uniquely positioned to address contemporary challenges including justice, fairness, and environmental change or harm, by bringing to bear a wide array of inter and multi-disciplinary, innovative and evolving approaches, tools, and techniques. Demand for students with these combined skills is higher than ever.

This programme is designed to help students identify the multiple causes of issues such as injustice, inequality and discrimination and to think about how these can be transformed. A graduate in this programme from the University of Hull is critically engaged, empathetic, empowered and solution-oriented and one who is ready to contribute to creating a brighter future for themselves, and a fairer and sustainable future for local, national, and global communities.

BA Education Studies

Education and learning in all its forms has the power to change individuals, communities, institutions and society. Graduates of the Education Studies programmes will have undertaken a critical study of educational processes, systems and approaches and their cultural, societal and political contexts. They will have engaged with learning spaces and places in and beyond formal educational settings, in an approach that will challenge their assumptions of what education is and where it takes place. Through engagement with real-world, current issues, students are equipped with the skills required to be agents of change in a complex and ever-changing educational landscape.

BA Education Studies (with TESOL)

Education and learning in all its forms has the power to change individuals, communities, institutions and society and TESOL is at the forefront of global interaction. Graduates of the Education Studies with TESOL programme will have undertaken a critical study of educational processes, systems and approaches and their cultural, societal and political contexts which will support them with becoming global citizens. They will have engaged with learning spaces and places in and beyond formal educational settings, in an approach that will challenge their assumptions of what education is and where it takes place. Through engagement with real-world, current issues, students are equipped with the skills required to be agents of change in a complex and ever-changing educational landscape.

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Professor Stephen Hardy

Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

"The mission of our Faculty of Business, Law and Politics is to be impactful and to ensure that we prepare all of our students for tomorrow’s world. We therefore achieve this through our hands-on, practical teaching and problem-solving approach. To that end, our Fairer Future Global Scholarships candidates can look forward to an unforgettable experience with us here at Hull."

Gender equalityDecent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production Peace, justice and strong institutions

All five of these UN Sustainable Development Goals are exemplified by subjects available across our Schools of Business, Law and Politics.

The Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull is internationally renowned, and several of our Business degree programmes are globally accredited. Many modules are designed with the above SDGs at their core, with sustainability, justice and equality being major themes across all of our degree programmes. With a progressive curriculum and academic support from experts in their field, our students are given the right tools to make a positive future for all.

BA Business Management

This programme is dedicated to the development of responsible leadership for a complex world. Our aim is to inspire those who study with us to make a sustainable difference in business and society. The course integrates the aspects of holism, internationalisation and ethical management to enable our students and partners to be responsible global citizens in tackling the challenges of a rapidly changing and complex world through innovation and strong collaborations.

BA Business Management with Entrepreneurship

Students will develop the skills necessary to start their own business or work in a start-up environment. Consequently, this programme is directly aimed at creating job opportunities for young people, through giving them the skills to start their own business or to allow them to work as employees in start-ups and SMEs. International students graduating from this programme can develop the skills necessary to return to their home countries to launch businesses which, if successful, will play a key part in reducing unemployment.

BA Business Management with Logistics and Supply Chain

Our graduates will be able to identify, understand, analyse, and develop solutions to promote resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialization. This programme fosters the necessary skills required to generate and implement sustainable and resource efficient regional and international environmentally friendly, socially beneficial and economically viable value chains. Students will also be able to devise strategies to strengthen the institutions and structures that deliver responsible consumption and production. Using a systems approach, our students develop cross-disciplinary business models that will deliver more in terms of goods and services, with less impact on resource use, environmental degradation, waste and pollution.

BA Marketing

This programme embeds ethical marketing principles relating to the responsibility of Marketing Professionals, Brand Owners and the Marketing and Advertising Industry.  Given the reach of global brands, the marketing community is uniquely positioned to collaborate and engage with the Sustainable Development Goals in particular on responsible production and consumption. The program studies the potential ‘dark side’ of Marketing relating to over-consumption, sustainability, environmental impact. On our Marketing course you interact with brands that are pioneering solutions that continue to support the advancement of more sustainable production in response to consumers who are increasingly prioritizing sustainability. Marketing can help mobilise innovative ideas that enact sustainable change to re-imagine the future.

BSc Financial Management

Graduates of our Financial Management degree will be able to identify, understand, and analyse the problems created by gender inequality in the finance industry. They will also be exposed in the state-of-the-art theories and practices in the domain to bring gender equality in the industry. Environmental, social, and corporate responsibility is one of the key pillars that are currently shaping the change in paradigm of the finance discipline. Our graduates will be able to identify, understand, and analyse the concept and importance of responsibility in the production and allocation of resources as well as the role of consumption in the process. They will also be able to devise and/or evaluate new strategies relevant to the finance discipline for the promotion of new approaches to the resolution of challenges arising from the pressing problems of the environment.

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Our graduates will be able to identify, understand, and analyse some of the pressing problems facing governmental and/or non-governmental actors, including those pertaining to peace, justice, and the stability of international political institutions. Students will also able to devise strategies for the promotion of a cross-disciplinary approach to resolving public policy challenges through the demonstration and communication of the inter-related nature of political, philosophical and economic issues, to diverse specialist and non-specialist audiences. In studying this programme, our graduates will have the skills and knowledge to formulate and advocate, with reference to policy processes and economic and philosophical insights and techniques, a model of a fairer, brighter, sustainable future, whilst recognising the contestation that advocacy of any such given model may generate.

BA Politics and International Relations

International politics is relevant to all people and countries and includes a variety of perspectives and important local, national, regional and international challenges. Our programme incorporates knowledge and skills that empower students to engage with critical debates that shape institutions around the world and their engagement with those challenges.   Students examine issues around sovereignty, power, structure, agency, and responsibility, global social justice and the impact of climate change and digital technology and so develop a global perspective on the challenges we all face. Our graduates are empowered to play a part in developing and enhancing accountable and inclusive institutions in their home countries, regionally and globally.

LLB Law

Graduates of our LLB Law programmes will have had the opportunity to develop important Hull graduate attributes, most notably responsible citizenship, an appreciation of interdisciplinary approaches, critical thinking and reasoning skills. In particular, the ‘better world’ theme within our Law programmes is key to furthering the University vision of a ‘brighter, fairer, carbon neutral future’ with its emphasis on aspects of social justice and critical appreciation of key concepts such as access to justice, rule of law, regulation of power and accountability of government institutions and human rights, particularly with regards to the protection of the marginalised and the displaced.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Paul Hagan

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

"Fairer Future Global Scholarships applicants who join my Faculty will be supported in tackling some of the biggest health challenges that we face today. Together, we will improve the future wellbeing of people across the globe."

Good health and well-being

The Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Well-Being is a key element of each degree programme offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development around the world. Health Sciences students are given the facilities and guidance to be able to carry these values into their university work and beyond, helping them to tackle the biggest health problems facing global society today.

The research of the Schools of Psychology and Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is world-leading, and seeks to identify and eliminate the obstacles to socio-economic progress that can affect global communities. Undergraduate Sports Science, Physiotherapy and Psychology students at the University of Hull are supported and encouraged to promote healthy lives and well-being for all citizens.

BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Graduates of our BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree will develop an understanding of nutrition and knowledge of the biochemical and physiological processes that occur in the cells and tissues of the body, relating to sport and exercise. We teach our students a diverse range of topics ensuring they are able to enter a range of workplaces equipped with the knowledge, communication and practical skills required, to provide research-informed decisions relating to; physical activity, exercise, weight management and exercise performance in line with the SDG 3. Moreover, we are passionate that our graduates gain and develop the skills required to translate the theory into practical application.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science
BSc Sports Coaching and Performance

Our students will gain an understanding of how active lifestyles can help governments tackle important health challenges of the 21st century, in line with the SDG3 (Good Health and Wellbeing). These include the prevention and management of some of the most highly prevalent non-communicable diseases. However, at the population level, the parallels between sustainable physical activity behaviour change and the global sustainability agenda extend far beyond SDG3. By providing a platform for social, cultural, and ecological development, students will develop an appreciation of how sustainable physical activity aligns with a broader range of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, the importance of closely aligning health promotion strategies with efforts to improve sustainability literacy is increasingly being recognised, so that health behaviour change at the individual, community and societal levels is more clearly associated with achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

BSc Physiotherapy

Graduates of our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree will be able to gain an understanding of the significant impact that healthy lifestyles including physical activity / sport participation, healthy eating, smoking cessation etc. have upon improving the overall health of the population and addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Health & Wellbeing). They will gain an understanding of the effect that addressing overall public health has on empowering governments to tackle the substantial challenges faced within public health as a whole and the pressures placed upon National Health Services. Graduates will gain a significant understanding of the vital roles that prevention and treatment have in the overall management of the major non-communicable diseases affecting populations throughout the world. They will be able to demonstrate the vast importance that health promotion strategies will have upon improving both sustainability literacy as well as population health literacy therefore allowing students to develop a greater appreciation of the impact that addressing local population health has on contributing to overall global health as part of the UN SDGs.

BSc Psychology

Our programme will engage students in a scientific approach to understanding all aspects of human behaviour including mental processes, emotions and physiology. Our students will be absorbed by major psychological issues such as mental health and wellbeing, childhood development, ageing, memory, neuropsychological diseases, human factors, and environmental sustainability. They will be taught by international experts and experienced practitioners and will have the opportunity to work in state-of-the art neuroscience and virtual reality laboratories as well as engaging in field work. Our graduates will be able to identify, develop and implement practical applications of research-derived knowledge to contemporary human and societal issues related to good health and wellbeing. These competencies will be applicable to careers in a wide range of academic, clinical and industrial settings. All our BSc Psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Andrew Hayes

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

"Our Faculty fosters a supportive environment that facilitates excellent multi-disciplinary learning. Fairer Future Global Scholars will be empowered to deliver real impact, address global challenges and change lives."

Good health and well-beingSustainable cities and communitiesLife below waterLife on land

Undergraduate Biology, Marine Biology, Geography, and Environmental Science students can expect to defend and uphold these Sustainable Development Goals when studying with the University of Hull.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering embodies many of the United Nations’ environmentally-focused Sustainable Development Goals. With its dedicated institutes for estuarine and coastal environments, and aquatic resource management and conservation, the Faculty has been focusing its efforts on seeking a fairer, carbon-neutral future for many years. Students who study with us will learn how understanding and caring for our planet can also help to reduce inequalities and poverty across the world.

BSc Biology

Biology is at the heart of the challenges we face, from antibiotic resistance to climate change. At the University of Hull, our graduates will explore topics related to multiple Sustainable Development Goals, specialising in areas of interest as they advance through the programme. Our BSc (Hons) Biology programme focusses on how biological systems are impacted by human activity, but also how biology and biotechnology can provide some of the solutions to major issues. Our students can identify how biology underpins our future, and learn how to effectively communicate the relationship between their subject and global challenges. Students have the opportunity to specialise in areas relating to SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing, SDG15 Life on Land, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production or SDG13 Climate action.

BSc Marine Biology

Marine Biology graduates will have a critical understanding of the relationship between marine habitats, species distribution and biodiversity. They will understand the threats to the marine environment, including the role of human activities and climate change, and will be able to identify measures to manage these threats in order to enable sustainable use of the marine environment without unacceptable loss of biodiversity or ecosystem function. The consequences of climate change for marine life are embedded in the Marine Biology programme. Graduates have a sound understanding of the trends and consequences of global warming and of the importance of marine habitats in managing these consequences. They also have an understanding of the role or renewable energy development (particularly offshore wind) in mitigating against climate change and are able to assess the impact of these strategies on the marine environment.

BA Geography
BSc Geography

Graduates of Geography programmes have a critical understanding of the interrelationship between human environments and social systems, as well as variations between places and across scales. Graduates are also able to identify and critically evaluate potential solutions to problems, working both individually and in groups. Students have the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of both the challenges faced by cites, and potential sustainability initiatives that may be employed at different scales. Furthermore, they would appreciate the role of theory, policy and empirical evidence in understanding contemporary problems in cities. Additionally, our programmes offer insight into issues relevant biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial ecosystems. Graduates are able to evaluate how different governance structures at different scales around the world shape human responses to deforestation and desertification.

BSc Environmental Science

Our students develop knowledge and understanding of issues relevant the causes and consequences of climate change. We offer the opportunity to explore diverse understandings and responses to climate emergencies around the world as well as how this results in different mitigation and adaptation outcomes. Environmental Science graduates have a critical understanding of the interrelationship between human environments and social systems, as well as variations between places and across scales. They can are also develop strong insights into issues relevant to biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial ecosystems. Graduates are able to evaluate how different governance structures at different scales around the world shape human responses to deforestation and desertification.

BSc Zoology

Zoology is all about animals, whether it is to understand them better or work to protect the world’s amazing biodiversity. This programme allows you to tailor your studies across a range of contexts, including conservation, ecology and environmental management which are key for working towards Goal 15: Life on Land. Through practical experience and a hands-on approach to teaching, this programme allows an interdisciplinary approach to solve global issues, including field trips in the UK and globally. This degree is built around skills requested by employers across many sectors, so this provides future Zoologists the opportunity to work towards this critical SDG throughout their studies and beyond.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Fairer Future Global Scholarship, all applicants must:

  • Have received an offer of study for one of the eligible programmes listed above
  • Have not previously studied in the UK at degree level.
  • Be classified as an international student for fee paying purposes.
  • Not be in receipt of financial sponsorship from a government or commercial sponsorship body.
  • Have completed a Fairer Future Global Scholarship application form.
  • Have submitted a reference for the purposes of scholarship selection from a teacher or councillor from your High School.

Restrictions

  • The award applies to international students holding an offer to enter a full-time, Hull-based undergraduate degree programme in one of the courses listed in the ‘Eligibility’ section.
  • The scholarship is payable as credit against tuition fees only and does not cover living expenses.
  • No application for a scholarship shall be considered without the University of Hull having first received an undergraduate application to study.
  • Scholarship applications must be submitted before the closing date of 31 May 2023.
  • Scholarships may only be awarded to applicants satisfying general university, departmental and programme of study regulations.
  • The quality of the answers provided on the scholarship application form will be taken into consideration by the International Scholarships Awarding Committee, and must be the applicants own unassisted work.
  • No guarantee of a scholarship can be made where an applicant indicates that they wish to defer entry beyond September 2023/24.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary living expenses as required under the UKVI regulations prior to the University issuing a Student Visa certificate of sponsorship.
  • No scholar may hold more than one University of Hull award.
  • If you have been awarded a scholarship, you will be notified in writing. Students must respond to the initial email within 72 hours of being awarded the scholarship. If a response has not been received, the award may be given to another applicant.

Deadline

31 May 2023 at 23.59 GMT.

Selection

Only applications meeting the criteria stated above will be sent to the scholarship board for final assessment. The scholarship board will assess successful applications based on the answers provided to the questions in the Fairer Future Global Scholarship application form. The scholarship board will be looking for applicants who have given full and relevant answers to the questions asked, as well as supportive references from a relevant teacher or tutor. Applications should reflect the applicants’ abilities and motivations as well as how they intend to use their experience and knowledge from studying their course. They will also look at applicants’ previous experience and career aspirations and how committed applicants are to contributing to society, their country and the University of Hull after their course.

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